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Active Reader Strategies for Academic Reading and Writing

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ISBN-10: 0195425154

ISBN-13: 9780195425154

Edition: 2007

Authors: Eric Henderson

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Designed to provide students with a practical, integrated approach to reading and writing, The Active Reader is divided into three parts. Part I: Academic Reading introduces students to the conventions of academic discourse and to critical thinking. Part II: Academic Writing begins with an overview of college/university essays and then discusses reports, critical analyses, summaries, and research essays. Part III: The Active Reader features thirty-nine diverse and cross-disciplinary readings that are organized into five thematic sections. Features * The essays--most of which are less than five years old--have been chosen specifically for their currency and relevance to students' lives. * Suggested activities for the individual essays will initiate class discussions and encourage students to work collaboratively as well as individually. * Diverse and cross-disciplinary, the readings focus on problems and/or solutions applicable to today's world. * A variety of rhetorical patterns are illustrated within a problem-solving framework, enabling instructors to use a more traditional rhetorical approach if they choose. * In "The Active Voice" features--which speak directly to students--experts offer their perspectives on particular issues or writing points. * The rhetoric and handbook section is integrated with the essay section, thus reinforcing all the principles outlined in the first two sections as students work through the essays.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 518
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Classification of Readings (by Genre) Classification (by Discipline) Classification (by Rhetorical Mode/Pattern or Style)
Academic Reading
An Introduction to Non-Fiction Prose The Active Voice: The Historian's Critical Apparatus The Active Voice: A Brief History of Non-Fiction
Keys for Reading Challenging Essays
The Active Voice: Silent Witnesses to the Past
The Active Voice: Feminist Thinking in Composition and Literature Class
Academic Writing
An Overview of the University Essay
The Active Voice: Report Writing
The Active Voice: How to Write a Scientific Paper
Kinds of Specialized Essays The Active Voice: A Beginner's Guide to Researching in the Digital Age
The Active Voice: Google and the Invisible Web: Using Library Resources
The Active Reader The Knowledge Society Defining Canadians: Identity and Citizenship Media and Image War and Aggression
The Challenges of Science
Appendix 1